I’ve been unemployed for almost 5 months now. In the meantime, I applied to a few jobs and went to a few interviews. At one company, the recruiter invited me to the interview because she hadn’t seen a resume like mine before (a whole bunch of studies and experience linked to the field in every kind of organization). She just wanted to chat with me unfortunately. I passed a couple of interviews at that specific company, but didn’t get the job because my profile didn`t fit the job description.
Right now, I am no longer applying for jobs where I don’t fit the profile perfectly. I did that in the first couple of months because I was desperate (I’ve never been unemployed and always like to work on new things). But, as I said, I only got a few interviews and a lot of “We are sorry to tell you that…” messages.
Thus, my new job hunting strategy involves only two things:
- Searching for perfectly fitting jobs at companies that I would like to work for (Cargill, Syngenta, Monsanto are the top of my list).
- Emailing my contacts` network. I’ve met, worked and helped people in many companies, people from entry levels to executive levels. Hopefully, they will consider helping a young professional at the beginning of his career….well a young professional with 6 years of experience in different environments and 30 years old (young in spirit).
Let`s see if this will be a winning strategy.
My CVs for those that are interested in them:
The Infographic CV: http://bit.ly/MyInfographicCV
The One Pager CV: http://bit.ly/MyOnePagerCV
The Research CV: http://bit.ly/MyResearchCV